“My grandmother played the piano, and I used to toddle over there and pick out little things that sounded good to me.”
— BILLY STRAYHORN

A detailed look at the story of the great 20th century classical and jazz pianist and composer. Best known for his long-time collaboration with Duke Ellington, Strayhorn composed Take the A Train, Lush Life, Something to Live For, and A Flower is a Lovesome Thing.

CURATED AND ARRANGED BY ANDREW DOWNING

Featuring Larry Beckwith, Alexa Belgrave,
Leighton Harrell, Drew Jurecka, Marion Newman,
Patricia O’Callaghan, Alex Samaras, Suba Sankaran and more.

For the 20-21 season, Confluence Concerts look forward to this season with enthusiasm and curiosity, digging deeply into the lives and music of a broad range of composers, including Billy Strayhorn.  From jazz to traditional South Asian music, opera to pop, across centuries and cultures, sounds and ideas merge into a season of surprise, delight, and wonder. For more information, check out the website below:

info@confluenceconcerts.ca